Kodansha, the publisher of widely popular manga like Attack on Titan, Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon, Akira, and others, is set to launch a new app May 10th this year. The manga reader app will start off with 400 titles and give early access to newly released... More »
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hope is the Thing With Feathers?
I created the world of New Venus and it’s city of floating islands as a short stopover for another book, but the place stuck with me. It was a futuristic world where... More »
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Ari Shapiro became a host on NPR's All Things Considered in 2015. In addition to working as a journalist, he sings with the band Pink Martini and performs in a cabaret act with actor Alan Cumming.
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What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write What the Hex?
I couldn’t wait to get back to Gravestone and explore Holly’s character even more in “What the Hex”. She’s always been a fascinating and complicated character, and I wanted to give rea... More »
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Touch of Faete (Bradaís Pledge Book 1)?
Ryanne and Bricius woke me up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday a few years back. They wouldn’t let me go back to sleep, until I agreed to write them. Then I pictured Tit... More »
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Breaking Midnight: A True Story?
Long ago, I gave up hoping my estranged father would ever be a dad to me again, but I never stopped being fascinated with his life. How did a successful Miami underc... More »
Introduced into the US House of Representatives by Julia Letlow (R-Louisiana), HR 5 is a “parental rights” bill that would pour fuel onto the fire of book bans nationwide. The bill has over 70 cosponsors, all of which are Republican.It is expected that the bil... More »
If ever there were a classic of childhood literature that remains an unproblematic favorite, let it be Frog and Toad. Many love this story of friendship, and many others have reclaimed this as a queer classic, noting that Frog and Toad’s subtext is far more ro... More »
There are only two things that bring me calm in this hectic, anxiety-ridden world. And that’s books and ASMR videos. Some people might not get it. But clearly I’m not alone, because bookish ASMR videos continue to be a hit across YouTube, with new videos comin... More »
I’ve been a hardcore audiobook listener for years. I’d say that about 80% of my reading is done in audio. I don’t need to tell you about the benefits of audiobooks, and I’m certainly not going to argue whether or not it counts as real reading. No. Today I’m... More »
R.F. Kuang’s 2022 fantasy novel Babel, or the Necessity of Violence was so popular that when I first tried to get my hands on a copy, I had a hard time tracking it down. Rave reviews of this epic fantasy book abound all across the vast internet. It stands to r... More »